The Peterhead striker and wife Ashley kept a bedside vigil as little Noel went through surgeryFOOTBALLER Rory McAllister has revealed how his three-year-old son was left fighting for his life after he was struck down by flu and pneumonia. The Peterhead striker and his wife Ashley kept a bedside vigil as little Noel battled a massive infection and underwent emergency surgery. Mum Ashley, 32, a business travel consultant, said he first became ill on in January with a tummy ache.
An innovative new trial could see discarded fizzy drinks bottles being used to fill potholes in Scottish roads as a stronger and greener alternative to traditional tarmac. Highways chiefs in Fife are set to test recycled plastic made from bags and bottles for use in road repairs. The local authority has approached Carlisle-based company MacRebur, which has developed a bitumen-substitute called MR6, to explore the advantages of using the product.
A dog has accidentally glued his teeth together chomping on junk mail. Ottis, a 10-year-old Jack Terrier with a taste for mail, grabbed a glossy leaflet from the postman before owner Donna Fisher could stop him. As he chewed on the leaflet, it turned to papier mache and cemented his jaws together. It took vets over an hour to unlock his jaws with dental tools. Donna said: "There's always a race between me and the dogs to see who can get to the door first and nine times out of ten, it's me."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".